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Parks and recreation crews have cleared Bird Island in Elmendorf Lake of its nesting vegetation for cattle egrets. The project aims to help prevent bird strikes with military aircraft from Lackland Air Force Base and Kelly Field.

The famous structure and popular tourist site will undergo a renovation project that's expected to last almost four years.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo / Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

The Air Force stood up its newest numbered Air Force, the 16th, on Friday at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland’s Gateway Club. It will play a central role in information warfare.

Sean Worrell | 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Air Education and Training Command, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, welcomed a new leader on July 26. 

Photo by Senior Airman Tristin English / 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Hundreds gathered for a memorial service to celebrate the life of retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph on Thursday. Cole was the last surviving member of the Doolittle Raiders, a daring group of World War II airmen who bombed Tokyo only months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He passed away in San Antonio on April 9 at age 103.

Port San Antonio

Lockheed Martin cut the ribbon on its new cyber security facility at Port San Antonio on Monday. The facility will host 100 workers in the Port’s Project Tech building, supporting clients like the 24th and 25th Air Forces as well as NSA Texas. Their activities could range from surveillance, electronic warfare, and other offensive and defensive operations.

Credit: Ruth A. Medina-Villanueva, 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

New recruits at Lackland Air Force Base shuffle into a room stacked high with shoe boxes. They’re in the middle of one of their first rites of passage: uniform issue. Trainers usher them around to different clothing stations to be fitted for all types of gear. Some recruits look flustered. They wear camouflage with the tags still on it.

Carson Frame / Texas Public Radio

Twenty airmen left Lackland Air Force Base in the early hours of Friday morning with rucksacks on their backs. It’s the start of a tribute march journey that will take them across five states and 830 miles.

 "A Tribute To Freedom"
Michael Cirlos, III / Contributed photo

District 4 Councilman Rey Saldaña introduced the $7 million first phase of the Lackland Corridor Gateway Project Tuesday. It includes a public art installation, “Tribute to Freedom,” which celebrates San Antonio’s military connection.


Inflexible work schedules and lack of support can make it tough for new mothers in the military to keep breastfeeding their children.